ST. LOUIS – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of our nation’s most recognizable icons, officials announced major renovations will reshape the visitor experience of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. A new interactive museum, renovated park grounds, improved St. Louis riverfront and re-imaged visitor entrance will take place in 2015 to mark the celebration.
The Arch will remain open and accessible to the public during the renovations. The Journey to the Top tram rides will continue to run. Guests visiting in 2015 should note that the Museum of Westward Expansion may close for a period of time, as well as other short changes in the Gateway Arch experience. To see if your tour will be effected, visit www.gatewayarch.com for the latest construction updates.
“The Gateway Arch is a vital symbol of the westward expansion of America, and we are committed to keeping the Arch open and accessible to the public we serve during this historic transformation,” said Karen Bollinger, sales and marketing director for Bi-State Development Agency. “In particular, tram rides to the top of the Arch and the riverboat cruises will continue, as we welcome and encourage guests to visit the Arch.”
National Park Service programming and museum exhibits may be hosted at alternate locations as needed. Commemorative events will begin in 2015 to mark the anniversary with grand celebrations scheduled for 2016 in concurrence with the renovation completion.
For more information, visit www.gatewayarch.com.